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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 222 = Perry 261

Λύκος καὶ ἀρνίον εἰς ἱερὸν καταφυγόν.

Λύκος ἀρνίον ἐδίωκε· τὸ δὲ εἴς τι ἱερὸν κατέφυγε. Προσκαλουμένου δὲ αὐτὸ τοῦ λύκου καὶ λέγοντος ὅτι θυσιάσει αὐτὸ ὁ ἱερεύς, εἰ καταλάβῃ, τῷ θεῷ, ἐκεῖνο ἔφη· "Ἀλλ' αἱρετώτερόν μοί ἐστι θεοῦ θυσίαν γενέσθαι ἢ ὑπὸ σοῦ διαφθαρῆναι."
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι οἷς ἐπίκειται τὸ ἀποθανεῖν κρείττων ἐστὶν ὁ μετὰ δόξης θανατος.

Chambry published a multivolume edition of the fables for the Belles Lettres series in 1925/6 (Paris). He later revised this into a single volume, omitting hundreds of the fable variants. In addition, the numeration between these two volumes is not consistent. The texts here are taken from the 1925/6 edition, but the numeration follows the stanard single volume edition.